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Fiedler's Contingency Theory of Leadership

(1) Can you describe a "task oriented" leader according to Fiedler and explain what situations this type of leader would be most effective?

(2) In analyzing the interaction between task oriented leadership and situational characteristics associated within an organization, can you explain the impact of this interaction on the effectiveness as a leader please?

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I have 2 questions that I am having trouble with understanding. (1) Can you describe a "task oriented" leader according to Fiedler and what type situations would a leader be most effective.

- According to Fiedler, task-oriented leaders remain focused on the completion of the assigned task, whereas in other styles of leadership, the focus may be on group dynamics or some other aspect. The task-oriented leader never takes his or her eyes off the task, and employs all ethical, professional means possible to obtain the end ...

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This solution discusses task oriented leadership according to Fiedler, and the optimal situations where this type of leadership would be most effective. The impact of the interaction between task oriented leadership and situational characteristics are also discussed.

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